Decision details

Havering Climate Change Action Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Cabinet will be asked to agree the revised actions to tackle climate change.




1.     Noted the work already being undertaken to address Climate Change both within the Council and the local community


2.     Approved the establishment of two permanent posts to support the ongoing work of the Climate Change Action Plan


3.     Committed to Havering Council being an organisation becoming carbon neutral by 2040 or sooner


4.     Agreed that Cabinet receive a report every six months setting out the progress of the implementation and the impact of the Havering Climate Change Action Plan 


5.     Approved the themed action plans set out in Appendix A


6.     Agreed that officers publish emissions data for both the Council as an organisation and for the borough on an annual basis


7.     Agreed that officers design a carbon zero route map for the Council as an organisation


8.     Agreed that officers develop a branding for the Climate Change Action Plan and incorporate this in a Communications Plan for the wider community


9.     Agreed to adopt the principles of the Amazon Climate Pledge. 


These are:


A.         Regular reporting - Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis


B.         Carbon elimination - Implement decarbonisation strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimination strategies


C.        Credible offsets - Neutralise any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially-beneficial offsets to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040


10.   To recommend to Full Council that it endorses the content of the report and associated action plans.

Report author: Nick Kingham

Publication date: 12/11/2021

Date of decision: 10/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 10/11/2021 - Cabinet

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